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Qi jian (2005)

Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Yang Yuncong (as Ming Li)
... Chu Zhaonan
... Wu Yuanying
... General Fire-Wind
... Han Zhibang
... Green Pearl
... Fu Qingzhu
... Liu Yufang
Li-Wu Tai ... Xin Longzi
... Mu Lang (as Kwan-Tat Chow)
Jason Pai Piao ... Liu Jingyi (as Piao Pai)
... Qiu Dongluo
Peng Huang ... Guan Sandao
Haitao Li ... Twelve Guardians (Si Yilang)
Jingwu Ma ... Master Shadow Glow
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In the early 1600's, the Manchurians have taken over sovereignty of China and established the Ching Dynasty. While many nationalist revolts still brew within the martial artists' community, the newly set-up government immediately imposes a Martial Arts Ban, forbidding the practice of martial arts altogether in order to gain control and order. Wind Fire (Sun Hong-Lei), a surrendered military official from the previous dynasty, sees this as an opportunity to make a fortune for himself by helping to execute the new law. Greedy, cruel, and immoral, Wind Fire ravages the North-western China, and his next goal is to attack the final frontier, Martial Village. Fu Qingzhu, a retired executioner from the previous dynasty, feels the need to put a stop to this brutality and sets out to save Bowei Fortress. He brings Wu Yuanyin and Han Zhiban from the village with him to Mount Heaven to seek help from Master Shadow-Glow, a hermit who is a master of swords and leads a group of disciples of great ... Written by FB

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$331,590 (Hong Kong), 29 July 2005, Limited Release
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The seven heroes' swords were designed by the director himself. See more »

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References Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung (1992) See more »

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watch it watch it watch it
26 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I agree with the above (or below) reviewer, the film was excellent, i just got home from watching it at the cinema. The characters were great and the story (U NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO IT) is really good, the only issue i had was that it seemed to jump, like say one second the characters are doing one thing and the next there's a whole new bunch of characters and your like- well where in hell did they come from, and sometimes i found links silly, its like scenes were cut our for necessity, but it didn't necessarily aid the film. please watch it and when i comes out on DVD no doubt it'll have a bunch of deleted scenes, but its really worth seeing. I went with my Nan and even she enjoyed it. Now what does that say!?


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